Pizza Quiz Questions and Answers

Pizza Quiz

When it comes to pizzas, you can never have too much knowledge! Have you ever wished to learn more about the most popular food in the world? Don’t worry, our pizza quiz and trivia have got you covered. You can download printable versions of the Pizza Quiz at the bottom of the post.  It is a great way to add pizza trivia to your next pizza party!

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We have covered 70+ pizza questions in this article. These pizza trivia questions are ideal for your next pizza-and-game night, or you can impress your friends and family with your vast pizza knowledge!

🍕 Traditional flatbread is frequently regarded as the forerunner to the pizza we know and love today. What country was it born in?

  • Egypt
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Mesopotamia

The answer is Egypt.

🍕 How many slices of pizzas do Americans consume per second?

  • 210 slices of pizza
  • 16 slices of pizza
  • 500 slices of pizza
  • 350 slices of pizza

The answer is 350 slices of pizza.

🍕 How many acres of pizza do Americans consume each day?

  • Around one acre’s worth of pizza
  • Around ten acre’s worth of pizza
  • Around 75 acres’ worth of pizza
  • Around 100 acres’ worth of pizza

The answer is around 100 acres’ worth of pizza.

🍕 What percentage of Americans who eat pizza do so at least once a month?

  • Around 22%
  • Around 47%
  • Around 79%
  • Around 93%

The answer is around 93%.

🍕 The Louis XIII Pizza is the world’s most expensive pizza. Preparation takes 72 hours. How much does a single one set you back?

  • $12,000
  • $2,000
  • $26,000
  • $20,000

The answer is $12,000 (The pizza is made professionally right in your kitchen!)

🍕 What is the top famous pizza topping in America?

  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Pepperoni
  • Sausage

The answer is pepperoni (that was an easy one)

🍕 In the United States, what is the second most popular pizza topping?

  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Pepperoni
  • Sausage

The answer is sausage.

🍕 How many Americans eat pizza for breakfast?

  • Around 2%
  • Around 24%
  • Around 36%
  • Around 55%

The answer is around 36%.

🍕 On December 13th, 2012, the world’s largest pizza was prepared in Rome, Italy. What was the surface area of this specific pizza to the nearest thousand?

  • 14,000 feet squared
  • 23,000 feet squared
  • 18,000 feet squared
  • 10,000 feet squared

The answer is 14,000 feet squared.

🍕 Is it true or false? While an astronaut was in orbit, a pizza was delivered to them.

The answer is True (Pizza Hut delivered it.)

🍕 What is the most famous day of the year in the United States to order pizza?

  • Christmas
  • Halloween
  • New Years Eve
  • Super Bowl Sunday

The answer is Super Bowl Sunday.

🍕 What is the technical term for the crust’s outer edge?

  • Cornicione
  • Flenicione
  • Menicione
  • Venicione

The answer is Cornicione

🍕 Which major war was responsible for the rise in the popularity of pizza in the United States?

  • Korean War
  • Spanish-American War
  • World War I
  • World War II

The answer is World War II.

🍕 What month is officially designated as National Pizza Month?

  • February
  • July
  • October
  • December

The answer is October

🍕 What is the United States’ oldest continuously-operated (meaning it has never been closed for an extended period of time) pizzeria?

  • Lombardi’s Pizza (located in New York, NY)
  • Papa’s Tomato Pies (located in Trenton, NJ)
  • Patsy’s Pizzeria (New York, NY)
  • Totonno’s Pizzeria Napolitana (located in Brooklyn, NY)

The answer is Lombardi’s Pizza

🍕 Cristian Dumitru made the world record for the most pounds of pizza consumed in a single week in 2006. How much pizza did he consume?

  • 50 pounds of pizza
  • 100 pounds of pizza
  • 150 pounds of pizza
  • 200 pounds of pizza

The answer is 200 pounds of pizza.

🍕 Where does the annual pizza expo take place? Yes, it does exist. The general public can not access it.

  • Las Angeles, CA
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • New York, NY
  • St. Louis, MO

The answer is Las Vegas, NV.

🍕 Which of the following condiments is commonly used on Japanese pizza?

  • Ketchup
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mustard
  • Relish

The answer is mayonnaise.

🍕 What is the least popular pizza topping in the United States?

  • Anchovies
  • Broccoli
  • Green peppers
  • Pineapple

The answer is anchovies.

🍕 When did the first frozen pizza hit store shelves… er, freezers?

  • 1952
  • 1962
  • 1972
  • 1980

The answer is 1962.

🍕 Tomato sauce, cheese, ham, and pineapple top a traditional Hawaiian pizza. Where was this pizza style invented?

  • Canada
  • Chicago
  • Hawaii
  • New York

The answer is Canada.

🍕 What method of making pizza has its own professional-level sporting competition?

  • Dough-spinning
  • Ingredient-placing
  • Sauce-spreading
  • Taste-testing

The answer is dough-spinning.

🍕 Which American city houses the Pizza Museum?

  • Miami, FL
  • New York, NY
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Chicago, IL

The answer is Chicago, IL.

🍕 At what meal do the majority of American children consume pizza?

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The answer is lunch.

🍕 At what meal do the majority of American adults consume pizza?

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The answer is dinner.

🍕 In India, what is the most famous pizza topping?

  • Chickpeas
  • Pickles
  • Rice
  • Ginger

The answer is ginger.

🍕 How much pepperoni is consumed by Americans on pizza alone each year, to the nearest ten million?

  • 30 million pounds
  • 250 million pounds
  • 400 million pounds
  • 560 million pounds

The answer is 250 million pounds.

🍕 Is it true or false? According to research, eating pizza once a week can reduce the risk of certain cancers.

  • True
  • False

The answer is True.

🍕 How many slices of pizzas does an average American consume in a year?

  • 19 slices of pizza
  • 46 slices of pizza
  • 63 slices of pizza
  • 75 slices of pizza

The answer is 46 slices of pizza.

🍕 What was the first pizzeria to open in the United States?

  • Lombardi’s Pizza (located in New York, NY)
  • Papa’s Tomato Pies (located in Trenton, NJ)
  • Santarpio’s Pizza (located in Boston, MA)
  • Sciortino’s (located in Perth Amboy, NJ)

The answer is Lombardi’s.

🍕 Pizzas were one of the first items ordered online in 1994. What kind of pizza did they order?

The answer is pepperoni and mushroom pizza with extra cheese.  It was ordered at Domino’s.

🍕 On Super Bowl Sunday, how many pizzas does Pizza Hut sell?

  • One million pizzas
  • 2.5 million pizzas
  • 5 million pizzas
  • 10 million pizzas

The answer is 2.5 million pizzas.

🍕 Pizza Hut is the world’s largest pizza chain. How many branches do they have around the world?

  • 15,000 locations
  • 19,000 locations
  • 22,000 locations
  • 27,000 locations

The answer is 19,000 locations

🍕 Where was the first pizza made?

  • Athens, Greece
  • Florence, Italy
  • Naples, Italy
  • Rome, Italy

The answer is Naples, Italy.

🍕 Where did the name “Margherita” come from?

The answer is Queen Margherita of Savoy. It was once during her visit to Naples that the dish was discovered. The Queen was tired of eating French food all the time, as it was the cuisine of choice among the European royalty.

🍕 Which of these well-known actors began his career as a pizza delivery driver?

  • Bill Murray
  • Harrison Ford
  • Tom Cruise
  • Will Ferrel

The answer is Bill Murray at Little Ceaser’s.

🍕 On any given day, what percentage of the American population eats pizza?

  • 10%
  • 13%
  • 18%
  • 24%

The answer is 13%.

🍕 In which year was the term “pizza” first used in print?

  • 12462 B.C.E
  • 3296 B.C.E
  • 997 C.E.
  • 1680 C.E.

The answer is 997 C.E.  It was first documented in Gaeta, a city on the coast of southern Italy.

🍕 A pizza chain created DVDs that smelled like pizza after they had been played in 2013. Which pizza restaurant was it?

The answer is Domino’s.

🍕 Is it true or false? Edible, cheesy, delicious pizza can now be printed by a pre-programmed robot.

  • True
  • False

The answer is true – it was invented by NASA.

🍕 Is it true or false? Two 12-inch pizzas are equivalent to one 18-inch pizza.

  • True
  • False

The answer is false. Need to calculate how much pizza you need? Try the Pizza Calc.

🍕 What is the value of the pizza industry in the United States?

  • $30 billion
  • $38 billion
  • $44 billion
  • $55 billion

In 2022 the answer was 55 billion.

🍕 In the United States, how many billion pizzas are sold each year?

  • 2 billion
  • 3 billion
  • 4 billion
  • 8 billion

In 2022, the answer is 3 billion.

🍕 How many Americans prefer thin-crust pizza?

  • 13%
  • 96%
  • 50%
  • 31%

The answer is 31%.

🍕 How many pizzerias exist in the state of New York?

  • 4,000
  • 5,700
  • 9,500
  • 12,000

In 2022 the answer was 5700.

🍕 What percentage of a typical pizza slice is protein?

  • 12%
  • 25%
  • 32%
  • 40%

The answer is 12% (it is around 10-14% protein).

🍕 How many pizzerias do you think there are in the United States?

  • 40,000
  • 70,000
  • 85,000
  • 100,000

The answer is 70000.

🍕 How much pizza does the average American consume each year?

  • 23 pounds of pizza
  • 38 pounds of pizza
  • 57 pounds of pizza
  • 100 pounds of pizza

The answer is 23 pounds of pizza per year.

🍕 What is the most famous day of the week to eat pizza in America?

  • Saturday
  • Friday
  • Tuesday
  • Thursday

The answer is Saturday.

🍕 What is the most famous pizza size in America?

  • 12-inches in diameter
  • 14-inches in diameter
  • 16-inches in diameter
  • 18-inches in diameter

The answer is 14-inches.

🍕 What is the most famous pizza chain in America?

  • Little Caesars
  • Domino’s
  • Pizza Hut
  • Papa John’s

The answer is Domino’s.

🍕 What kind of pizza cheese accounts for nearly 80% of US cheese production?

  • Colby cheese
  • Monterey jack cheese
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan cheese

The answer is mozzarella cheese. YUM!

🍕 How many pizza combinations can you come up with using Domino’s build-your-own-pizza?

  • 6,600
  • 34 million
  • One million
  • 520,000

The answer is 34 million!

🍕 How much time does it take Domino’s “World’s Fastest Pizza Maker” (to the nearest second) to make a single large pizza?

  • 11 seconds
  • 22 seconds
  • 70 seconds
  • 47 seconds

The answer is 70 seconds.

🍕 How many pizzas does Domino’s deliver each day around the world?

  • One million
  • Two million
  • Three million
  • 1.5 million

The answer is 1.5 million.

🍕 Which pizza chain got its start in a broom closet?

  • Domino’s
  • Little Caesars
  • Papa John’s
  • Pizza Hut

The answer is Papa John’s.

🍕 Before retiring from football, which NFL quarterback owned 31 Papa John’s franchises?

  • Brett Favre
  • Dan Marino
  • Joe Montana
  • Peyton Manning

The answer is Peyton Manning.

🍕 Which pizza topping contains 94% water?

  • Cheese
  • Crust
  • Pepperoni
  • Tomatoes

The answer is tomatoes.

🍕 What are the five essential ingredients for making pizza dough?

  • Flour, milk, yeast, sugar, and butter
  • Flour, milk, yeast, sugar, and oil
  • Flour, water, yeast, sugar, and butter
  • Flour, water, yeast, salt, and oil

The answer is flour, water, yeast, salt, and oil.

🍕 What continent did the tomato first appear on?

  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • South America

The answer is South America.


🍕 What is the most popular frozen pizza flavor in the United States?

  • Cheese
  • Pepperoni
  • Sausage
  • Veggie

The answer is Perpperoni.

🍕 What ingredients are required for pizza to be considered pizza?

The answer is tomatoes or tomato sauce.

🍕 You might remember Domino’s “30 minutes or it’s free” delivery guarantee. Why did they abandon this promise?

  • It was perceived as a lawsuit risk
  • It was costing Dominos more money than they were earning
  • It was causing the delivery drivers to get into vehicle accidents
  • It was lowering their quality of pizza

The answer is it was causing the delivery drivers to get into vehicle accidents

🍕 Buzz and Woody, the main characters in the film Toy Story, find themselves in a themed pizza restaurant. What was the restaurant’s name?

  • Pizza Ahoy!
  • Pizza, Inc.
  • Pizza Planet
  • Super Pizza Bros.

The answer is Pizza Planet.

🍕 A character made entirely of pizza appears in Spaceballs, a parody of the classic film Star Wars. What was the character’s name?

The answer is Pizza the Hut.

🍕 Which comic book superhero team is famous for its love of pizza?

  • The Avengers
  • The Justice League
  • The Outsiders
  • The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The answer is the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

🍕 In the film Fast Times at Ridgemont High, what kind of pizza did surfer Jeff Spicoli order?

  • Double cheese and sausage
  • Double pepperoni and sausage
  • Meat lover’s
  • Pepperoni and black olives

The answer is double cheese and sausage.

🍕 Deep-dish pizza is most commonly associated with which American city?

  • Chicago
  • Detroit
  • Los Angeles
  • St. Louis

The answer is Chicago.

Final Words

That’s all there is to it in this pizza quiz! Super fun pizza-themed trivia questions to test your knowledge at your next game night or to impress your friends the next time you order or make a pizza. If you answered all of these questions correctly (without looking at the answers), you must be some kind of pizza expert.


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